Susan Kordalewski
Every Word I Know

Based on ten years of personal writing, Every Word I Know acts as a linguistic portrait of an individual. Each word is recorded only once and published alphabetically, effectively removing all context. What is left is an empty framework, the words used but in what order, and which story they tell, both unknown. The work serves to document the way that the individual utilizes language, and the dependence and importance of language in communicating about one’s experience.

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Self published
6″x9″, 497 pp, POD, perfect-bound, 2009
Edition of 75
$65 CAD

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Susan Kordalewski holds an MFA in Fine Art Media (The Slade School of Fine Art) and a BFA in Studio Art (Concordia University). Kordalewski has exhibited internationally with shows across North America and Europe, and is represented in a variety of private and public collections. Her work explores themes related to an archive of the personal, while her MFA thesis was on the philosophy and theory of fine art media in relation to mechanization as allegory to the construction of memory and identity.